The Times Rehab Piece.

I was pretty shocked to read this piece over the weekend. There are other linked stories at the bottom of the page, which describe how people are being ripped off by Rehabs in the UK. Here is a link...

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New Blog Critical of AA

Here is a new blog critical of AA by another person who has left. https://ileftaa.blogspot.com/It was a difficult decision for me to leave AA, even though I was questioning what was going on in meetings and its effectiveness. Other people...

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Rational Email

It is always good to get an email from somebody who has found the site helpful. I got permission from Tim who wrote this to put this on the site. I also used some of the ideas from Rational...

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Unhelpful AA sponsors

I try not to be critical of other people's recovery solutions. I feel is a private matter for the individual to decide which solution is best for them. I have been critical of those who call themselves anti-AA. I...

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The Thinking Atheist 12 Step Episode:

Here is a quick post to link to an excellent podcast about recovery. It is by The Thinking Atheist  and the topic is 12 Step Recovery. Many who go to AA etc, are put off by the religious side of...

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Monica Richardson 13th Step Film 2017

Monica Richardson 13th step film A few of you who ave followed this blog will remember me supporting Monica Richardson for making her film the 13th Step. Some of us met up at a preview show in London over a...

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Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCity

Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCityA great Ted Talk by Steven Slate about the reality of problems caused by treatment solutions for addiction. I have followed Steven Slate since I read his intelligent contributions to the...

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Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment

An interesting piece by Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment in USA in the GuardianThe surgeon general’s new report, Facing Addiction, is chock full of statistics intended to startle people into action. One in seven Americans will experience a problem with...

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The 13th Step film on Amazon.

The 13th Step film on Amazon. I thought this was a good time to mention the 13th step film by Monica Richardson, which is now available to watch on Amazon, which will make it available to a much wider audience....

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Videos on Alcoholism recovery worth watching

I'm An Alcoholic: My Name Is... Here are a couple of things that I have watched this week. The first was on Channel 5 in the Uk and was called  I'm An Alcoholic: My Name Is….  You can watch the...

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